Abercynon R.F.C. was founded in 1886 around the time that the village of Abercynon began to expand. The
side during this time drew heavily on the miners who worked in the local colliery and the men would very often come staight
from working their shift underground and play a match turning up in their coal covered working clothers and faces. The
side played rugby in Abercynon almost continually until the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939 and during this time Abercynon
R.F.C did not function.
Abercynon R.F.C was reformed after the war in 1948 and such stalwarts as Chester Williams, Jim Davies and many
more served this club with great distinction. In 1969 our first Rugby Club house was opened in Margaret Street in the
centre of Abercynon the work and alterations being carried out by Walter Barnes who was a committee man at that time and served
on the committee along with Elwyn Rosser until they were both deservedly made Life Members in the early 90's.
A number of the committee who were instrumental in working hard to get our first Rugby Club into being are still
active members working hard for the club today.
The firt of the major developments undertaken by the club was the installation of the floodlighting system in
1980 followed then in 1985 by the construction of the stand. In 1986 we saw the completion of our new club house at
Y Parc and once again it was Walter Barnes who was the main contractor for the constuction of our fine club house.
Since 1948 we have had a number of hard working and dedicated secretaries of our club namely Chester Williams,
Eddy Davies, Ron Manfield, Reg Young, Ray Howells, Gordon Williams and our present secretary Mike Williams all who have helped
to make the club the success it is today. In the mid 90's the terracing was constructed and the fencing around the ground
was erected. In the near future we are hoping to start work on renovating our vandalized stand and to give access to
disabled people and hopefully make it vandal proof.
Our President Mr. John Murphy would like to give a very big thank you to all our sponsors and advertisers
for their support to Abercynon R.F.C. We are always looking for new sponsors. On a match day
there are always a good number of past players present. If you like a laugh you can always engage in conversation with
our Car Park Attendants Cllr. Alby Davies and Albert Cross.
Come along on a match day and meet old friends and renew old friendships. Have a chat and enjoy a pint
together after the game.
We hope you enjoy the web site, we keep it updated weekly.
Graham Howells (Chairman).